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10 Weird, Wacky & Wonderful Fishing Lures

by Cory Schmidt   |  April 3rd, 2014 2

A creative solution to a fishing dilemma—a description of many of the best fishing lures ever made. That the new design at first looks odd is usually beside the point. If it catches fish, the fishing lures appearance becomes irrelevant. Imagine what anglers must have thought when they saw the first safety-pin spinnerbait.

Or consider the Flying Lure—a funky looking doodad that once out-sold every other lure on the planet. Inventor Alex Langer was a young tournament angler when he realized that the biggest bass nobody could catch lurked beneath overhead cover, where no conventional lure could travel. Dreams of catching these hawgs became an obsession, leading to drawings of a lure that solved the problem; something that backed into cover, rather than moving forward and away from it, like every other jig then available. Although Langer’s finished product looked goofy, it was an ingenious solution, and a concept that’s as relevant today. Anglers can relate to Langer’s dilemma, drawing inspiration from local lunkers hiding in tricky settings.

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